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The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity finale - 13 January 2008

tetley 2 | 3  
13 Jan 2008 /  #1
Reading about The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity which is in its 16th year and seems to be like Children in Need in the UK made me wonder just how widespread is the support for the charity from Poles living in the UK.

the story was in the leicester mercury yesterday and on

Has anyone else come across its work or made a donation?
hello 22 | 891  
13 Jan 2008 /  #2
They are in the USA too (Chicago an NY mostly) playing today in Copernicus Center, for example.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
13 Jan 2008 /  #3
We've just had the fireworks here and very nice they were too
OP tetley 2 | 3  
13 Jan 2008 /  #4
Amazing, I read the comments about Poles around the globe being involved and wondered if it was just hype. Clearly not, and the acheivements in the past 16 years according to the articles is very impressive. its a shame its not been given any publicity over here apart from what I read in the paper and on leicesterview.

According to the news it looks like they raised £6.5 million :) on Sunday which should rise by 30-40% by February based on previous years results.
15 Jan 2008 /  #5
Has anyone else come across its work or made a donation?

no, I don't want to pay for another pair of stylish glasses of Mr Owsiak.
kioko - | 84  
16 Jan 2008 /  #6
than you don't know anything about WOŚP!
16 Jan 2008 /  #7
If you say so. I personally think that charity begins at home and I do my own share of it whenever I can. For me spending money on publicity and fireworks is money wasted. There are some charity organization which don't seek publicity and spend their money on helping people. So not only WOSP but many organizations waste money in my opinion. I am just being practical.
11 Jan 2009 /  #8
Thread attached on merging:
Fireworks in Warsaw - what is the occasion?


I saw a lot of fireworks go off today around the palace (is that a palace?) or the central square
What is the occasion?
Also saw a lot of students collecting aid for some cause
What is the cause? Is this also connected in some way to the fireworks?

McCoy 27 | 1,269  
11 Jan 2009 /  #9
Zosia 1 | 51  
11 Jan 2009 /  #10
I was in Poland years ago during this time and was able to watch this incredible fundraiser. The enthusiasm and passion of everyone involved impressed me greatly. and they raised so much money! I have to say I got caught up in the excitement.
davidpeake 14 | 451  
12 Jan 2009 /  #11
I had been collecting my small change to give them, very good cause...

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